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United States Departme
SERVICE AND REGULATORY ANNOUNCEMENTS
BUREAU OF ANIMAL INDUSTRY
[This publication is issued monthly for the dissemination of information, instructions, rulings, etc.,
concerning the work of the Bureau of Animal Industry. Free distribution is limited to persons in the
service of the bureau, establishments at which the Federal meat inspection is conducted, public officers
whose duties make it desirable for them to have such information, and journals especially concerned.
Others desiring copies may obtain them from the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing
Office, Washington, D. C, at 5 cents each, or 25 cents a year. A supply will be sent to each official in
charge of a station or branch of the bureau service, who should promptly distribute copies po members
of his force. A file should be kept at each station for reference.] /
Changes in directory .-.
Notice regarding meat inspection
Definitions established by Canadian authorities
Animals slaughtered under Federal meat inspection, August, 1930
Extent of tuberculosis in animals slaughtered at three important markets, August, 1930
Cause of condemnation of carcasses, July, 1930
Imports of food animals and of meats and meat food products, August, 1930
Summary oi tuberculosis-eradication work in cooperation with States, August, 1930
Summary of hog-cholera-control work, August, 1930
Anti-hog-cholera serum and hog-cholera virus produced under licenses, August, 1930
Licenses issued for biological products, August, 1930
Licenses terminated, August, 1930
Use of mails lor transportation of biological products
Calendars for 1931
Proceedings under packers and stockyards act
Results ot prosecutions for violations of laws
New publications of the bureau ^iC--~
Organization of the Bureau of Animal Industry
CHANGES IN DIRECTORY
Meat Inspection Granted
*3-AF. Swift & Co., Williams and Race Streets, Montgomery,
J60 Jos. Phillips Co., and Jos. Phillips, Fifth and Morse Streets, N. E., Wash-
ington, D. C.
J164 Old Dominion Ham Co., Church Street, Greeneville, Tenn.
J230 Northwest Food Products Co., 2109 Holgate Street, Seattle, Wash.
*316 Webb Packing Co., Truitt Road, Salisbury, Md.
J*460 C. W. Kersey & Son, Delsia Drive, mail P. O. box 53, Pitman, N. J.
Horse-Meat Inspection Granted
*E-83. Hill Packing Co., 236 North Madison Street, mail P. O. box 287, Topeka,
Meat Inspection Withdrawn
60 Jos. Phillips Co., Center Market, Washington, D. C.
294 Joseph S. Stein Co., Philadelphia, Pa.
331 Luer Bros. Packing & Ice Co., Alton, 111.
331— A. Luer Bros. Packing & Ice Co., Alton, 111.
444 Power Packing Plant, Nashville, Tenn.
592 W. C. Routh & Co., Logansport, Ind.
948 Wilson & Rogers (Inc.), Philadelphia, Pa.
* Conducts slaughtering.
t No sealed cars.
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Meat Inspection Extended
34 Vacuum Sealed Food Corporation, New York, N. Y., to include Premier
Provision Co. (Inc.)
Change in Name of Official Establishment
628 W. W. Rose Co., 8 Wilson Street, Trenton, N. J., instead of Howard W.
Change in Address of Official Establishment
27 » North Packing & Provision Co., 37 Medford Street, Somerville, Mass.
(Freight car shipping address in future will be Boston.)
219 V. Kordalewski (Inc.), 5 Day Street, Manton, R. I., instead of 5 Orchard
Change of Official in Charge
J. J. Flynn succeeds Edward P. Malone (deceased) as inspector in charge at
Charleston, S. C.
Change in Address of Official in Charge
Dr. R. H. Nutt, 2314 North Twenty-fourth Street, Birmingham, Ala., instead
of care Birmingham Packing Co.
Dr. William Thompson, P. 0. Box 325 (office 336 Federal Building) San
Antonio, Tex., instead of 211 Federal Building.
Montgomery, Ala., meat inspection, Dr. Henry Singleton, care Swift & Co.,
Williams and Race Streets, in charge.
Salisbury, Md., meat inspection, Dr. A. Taw Ayers, care Webb Packing Co.,
Truitt Road, in charge.
Alton, 111., meat inspection. (Remove Doctor Hannon.)
Logansport, Ind., meat inspection. (Remove Doctor Deisel.)
Greeneville, Tenn., meat inspection, under Morristown, Tenn.
Pitman, N. J., meat inspection, under Philadelphia, Pa.
NOTICE REGARDING MEAT INSPECTION
DEFINITIONS ESTABLISHED BY CANADIAN AUTHORITIES
Official establishments shall rigidly observe the following definitions in the
preparation of meat, meat products, and meat by-products intended for exporta-
tion to the Dominion of Canada. Inspectors in charge are directed to see that
only meat, meat products, and meat by-products which conform to these defini-
tions are certified for exportation to the Dominion of Canada.
Meat, Meat Products, and Meat By-Products
1. Any descriptive terms applied to any meat, meat by-product or to any preparation of either of them
upon the label or otherwise, must be consistent with the definition of such terms as established under the
Meat and Canned Foods Act.
2. Preservatives other than those mentioned in Class 1, Section XII, or colouring matter, shall not be
used in or upon meat, meat by-products or any preparation of either of them.
1. Meat shall be the clean, sound, properly dressed flesh of one or more animals healthy at the time of
slaughter and shall include the heart, tongue, diaphragm and oesophagus in addition to the skeletal mus-
culature with attendant tissues. The term "Animals," as herein used, includes not only mammals, but
fish, fowls, crustaceans, mollusks and other animals used as food.
2. Fresh meat shall be meat from animals recently slaughtered and properly cooled until delivered to
3. Cold Storage Meat shall be meat from animals recently slaughtered and preserved by refrigeration
until delivered to the consumer.
4. Salted, Pickled and Smoked Meats shall be unmixed meats preserved by salt, sugar, vinegar, spices
and other harmless substances, or smoke, singly or in combination, whether in bulk or in suitable containers.
4o. Suitable containers for keeping moist food products such as syrups, honey, condensed milk, soups,
meat extracts, meat, manufactured meats and undried fruits and vegetables, and wrappers in contact with
food products, shall contain on their surfaces in contact with food products, no lead, antimony, arsenic,
zinc, or copper, or any compounds thereof or any other poisonous or injurious substances. If the containers
are made of tin plate, they shall be outside soldered, or if soldered inside, the solder used shall consist of
pure tin only; and the plate in no place shall contain less than one hundred and thirteen (113) milligrams
of tin on a piece five (5) centimetres square or one and eight-tenths (1.8) grains on a piece two (2) inches
This is equis r alent to two (2) pounds of tin per base box; but it must be noted that the regulation requires
not only a minimum weight of tin per base box, but that this tin shall be evenly distributed over the surface
of the plate.
1 Special Notice: Cars of unmarked meat destined to establishment 27, North Packing & Provision
Co., Boston, Mass., should bear Government seals the same as if destined to Somerville, Mass.
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The inner coating of the containers shall be free from pin holes, blisters and cracks.
If the tin plate is lacquered, the lacquer shall completely cover the lined surface within the container
and yield to the contents of the container no lead, antimony, arsenic, zinc or copper, or any compounds
thereof, or any other poisonous or injurious substances.
5. Shucked oysters shall not contain more than ten (10) per cent of fluid separable by drainage on a
B. Manufactured Meats
1. Manufactured Meats shall be meats not included in paragraphs 2, 3 and 4 of Subsection A, whether
simple or mixed, whole or comminuted, in bulk or in suitable containers, with or without the addition of
salt, vinegar, sugar, spices, or other harmless substances, smoke, oils or rendered fat. If they bear names
descriptive of kind, composition, or origin, they correspond thereto, and when bearing sueh descriptive
names, if force or flavouring meats are used the kind and quantity thereof shall be made known.
2. Sausage, Sausage Meat, Sausage Pudding, etc., shall be a comminuted meat from swine or neat cattle,
or a mixture of such meats, either fresh, salted, pickled or smoked, with added salt and spices, and with or
without the addition of edible animal fats, cereals, blood or sugar, and with or without subsequent smoking. •
It shall contain no larger amount of water than the meats from which it is prepared contain when in their
fresh condition, and this must not exceed sixty (60) per cent, and not more than five (5) per cent of its weight
of cereals, and if it bears a name descriptive of kind, composition, or origin, it shall correspond to such
descriptive name. All animal tissues used as containers, such as casings, stomachs, etc., shall be clean
and sound and impart to the contents no substance other than salt.
3. Blood Sausage, Blood Pudding, shall be sausage to which has been added clean, fresh blood from neat
cattle or swine in good health at the time of slaughter.
4. Canned Meat shall be the cooked meat of fowls, neat cattle, or swine, preserved in packages closed
hermetically or otherwise.
5. Corned or Cured Meat shall be meat cured or pickled with dry salt or in brine, with or without the
addition of sugar or other harmless substances.
6. Potted Meat shall be comminuted and cooked meat, with or without salt and spices, and enclosed in
suitable containers closed hermetically or otherwise. Cereals when present must not exceed five (5) per
cent by weight.
7. Meat Loaf shall be a mixture of comminuted cooked meat, with or without spices, cereals, milk, or
eggs, pressed into a loaf. If it bears a descriptive name it shall correspond thereto. Meat Loaf shall not
contain more than five (5) per cent of cereals.
8. Mince, Mince Meat — See Fruit Products, Section VII
C. Meat Extracts, Meat Peptones, Oelatin, Etc.
1. Meat Extract shall be the produce obtained by extracting fresh meat with water and concentrating
the liquid portion by evaporation after the removal of fat, and shall contain not less than seventy-five (75)
per cent of total solids of which not over twenty-seven (27) per cent shall be ash, and not over twelve (12)
per cent shall be sodium chloride (calculated from the total chlorine present), not over six-tenths (0.6) per
cent shall be fat and not less than eight (8) per cent shall be nitrogen. The nitrogenous compounds shall
contain not less than forty (40) per cent of meat bases and not less than ten (10) per cent of creatin and
2. Fluid Meat Extract shall be identical with meat extract except that it shall be concentrated to a lower
degree and contain not more than seventy-five (75) and not less than fifty (50) per cent of total solids.
3. Bone Extract or Stock shall be the product obtained by extracting clean, fresh, trimmed bones of
animals in good health at the time of slaughter, with boiling water and concentrating the liquid portion by
evaporation after removal of the fat, and shall contain not less than seventy-five (75) per cent of total solids.
4. Fluid Bone Extract shall be identical with bone extract except that it shall be concentrated to a lower
degree and contain not more than seventy-five (75) and not less than fifty (50) per cent of total solids.
5. Meat Juice shall be the fluid portion of muscle fibre obtained by pressure or otherwise, and may be
concentrated by evaporation at a temperature below the coagulating point of the soluble proteins. The
solids shall contain not more than fifteen (15 )per cent of ash, not more than two and five-tenths (2.5) per
cent of sodium chloride (calculated from the total chlorine present), not more than four (4) and not less
than two (2) per cent of phosphoric acid (P2O5) and not less than twelve (12) per cent of nitrogen. The nitrog-
enous compounds shall contain not less than thirty-five (35) per cent of coagulable proteins and not more
than forty (40) per cent of meat bases.
6. Peptones shall be products prepared by the digestion of protein material by means of enzymes or other-
wise, and shall contain not less than ninety (90) per cent of proteoses and peptones.
7. Gelatin (edible gelatin) shall be the purified, dried, inodorous product of the hydrolysis by treatment
with boiling water, of certain tissues, as skin, ligaments, and bones, from sound animals, and shall contain
not more than two (2) per cent of ash and not less than fifteen (15) per cent of nitrogen.
1. Lard shall be the rendered fat from hogs in good health at the time of slaughter, shall be clean, free from
rancidity, and contain necessarily incorporated in the process of rendering not more than one (1) per cent of
substance other than fatty acids and fat.
2. Leaf lard shall be lard rendered at moderately high temperature from the internal fat of the abdomen of
the hog, excluding that adherent to the intestines, and shall have an iodine number not greater than sixty-
five (65) and contain not more than one (1) per cent of substances other than fatty acids and fat.
3. Compound Lard, Lard Compound, etc., shall be a mixture of animal and vegetable fats and oils.
It shall be free from rancidity, be made from sound and pure materials and contain not more than one (1)
per cent of substances other than fatty acids and fat, and at least fifty-one (51) per cent of actual lard shall
be present in the article.
E. Meat By-Prodvcts
1. Meat By-Products shall be the clean, sound, edible parts other than meat, derived from one or more
animals healthy at the time of slaughter and shall include the tissue residues from the processes whereby
edible fats are rendered.
2. Prepared Meat By-Products shall be wholesome articles made wholly or in part from comminuted
meat by-products with or without cereal, seasoning, and Class 1 preservative. All prepared meat by-
products shall be clearly and distinctly labeled as such.
The veterinary director general of Canada emphasizes the importance of
excluding the uteri, vulvae, black gut, spleens, prepuces, udders, and testicles as
ingredients of food articles. He also invites attention to the fact that foreign
meat and meat food products originating in countries other than Australia,
BUEEAU OF ANIMAL INDUSTRY
Czechoslovakia, Denmark, France, Italy, New Zealand, Sweden, and the United
States are not admitted into the Dominion of Canada, and that notwithstanding
the fact that meat and meat food products are admitted into the United States
from countries other than those above enumerated such meat and meat food
products from such other countries are not acceptable in Canada even though
accompanied by export certificates issued in the United States. Inspectors in
charge will be governed in accordance with the foregoing.
ANIMALS SLAUGHTERED UNDER FEDERAL MEAT INSPECTION,
National Stock Yards
South St. Joseph
South St. Paul
All other stations
August, 1930 .
8 months ended August, 1930
8 months ended August, 1929
New York, Brooklyn, Jersey City, and New
5, 277, 425
5, 342, 840
3, 020, 849
1, 413, 315
1, 298, 048
10, 646, 201
9, 090, 972
2, 724, 047
29, 331, 01S
i The slaughter figures in this group of cities are included in the figures above for "New York " and "All
other stations" and are combined here to show total in the Greater New York district.
August, 1930 11,848
August, 1929 _ 14,982
8 months ended August, 1930 --- 76,206
8 months ended August, 1929 73,231
Inspections of lard at all establishments, 113,334,101 inspection pounds; compound and other substitutes
43.606,94!) inspection pounds; sausage, 65,025,570 inspection pounis; oleomargarine, 19.312,957 inspection
pouu is. Corresponding inspections for August, 1929: Lard, 135,608,952 inspection pounds; compound and
other substitutes, 40,592,093 inspection pounds; sausage, 73,061,771 inspection pounds; oleomargarine,
13,503,279 inspection pounds.
(These totals of inspection pounds do not represent actual production, as the same product may have been
nspected and recorded more than once in the process of manufacture.)
EXTENT OF TUBERCULOSIS IN ANIMALS SLAUGHTERED AT THREE
IMPORTANT MARKETS, AUGUST, 1930
Animals and station
Cattle, including calves:
Retained for tuberculosis
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CAUSE OF CONDEMNATION OF CARCASSES, JULY, 1930
IMPORTS OF FOOD ANIMALS AND OF MEATS AND MEAT FOOD
PRODUCTS, AUGUST, 1930
The statements following show the imports of food animals and of meats and
meat food products inspected by the Bureau of Animal Industry during August,
1930, with figures for other periods for comparison.
Imports of food animals
Country of export
Cattle Swine Sheep Goats
Virgin Islands (to Porto Rico) .
8 months ended August, 1930.
8 months ended August, 1929.
Imported meats and meat food products
Country of export
Fresh and refrigerated
New Zealand. ..
8 months ended August, 1930.
8 months ended August, 1929.
1, 432, 444
1, 016, 160
4, 698, 700
4, 673, 354
25, 049, 404
2, 645, 437
10, 317, 531
3, 222, 924
47, 134, 307
72, 338, 251
3, 452, 725
1, 552, 304
3, 922, 330
17, 969, 216
57, 905, 823
Condemned in August, 1930: Beef, 1,415 pounds; pork, 497 pounds; total, 1,912 pounds.
Refused entry: Beef, 144 pounds; pork, 1,080 pounds; total, 1,224 pounds.
BUREAU OF ANIMAL INDUSTRY
SUMMARY OF TUBERCULOSIS-ERADICATION WORK IN COOPERATION
WITH STATES, AUGUST, 1930
Total to date
Inspector in charge
R. E. Jackson
C. A. Cary, Auburn.
F. L. Schneider...
R J. Hight, Phoenix.
W. A. McDonald.
J. H. Bux, Little Rock.
J. P. Iverson, Sacramento.
W. E. Howe
C. G. Lamb, Denver.
R. L. Smith.
Charles Johnson, Hartford.
E. B. Simonds
O. A. Newton, Bridgeville.
A. E. Wight
J. G. Fish
J. V. Knapp, Tallahassee.
A. L. Hirleman...
J. V. Sutton, Atlanta.
A. J. Dickman, Boise.
J. J. Lintner t
D. W. Robison, Spring-
Frank H. Brown, Indian-
J. E. Gibson
J. A. Barger
M. G. Thornburg, Des
N. L. Townsend..
J. H. Mercer, Topeka.
W. F. Biles
D. E. Westmoreland,
G. T. Cole
E. P. Flower, Baton
G. R. Caldwell—
H. M. Tucker, Augusta.
E. B. Simonds
James B. George, Balti-
E. A. Crossman...
E. F. Richardson, Boston.
T. S. Rich
C. H. Clark, Lansing.
C. E. Cotton, St. Paul.
G. B. Bradshaw, Jackson.
H. A. Wilson, Jefferson
W.J. Butler, Helena.
J. W. Murdoch...
A. H. Francis
C. H. Hays, Lincoln.
Edward Records, Reno.
E. A. Crossman...
A. L. Felker, Concord.
Ellis E. McCoy...
J. H. McNeil, Trenton.
F. L. Schneider. ..
Mat Keenan, Albuquer-
H. B. Leonard
W. C. Dendinger..
William Moore. Raleigh.
H. H. Cohenour. .
W. F. Crewe, Bismarck.
A. J. De Fosset...
C. McCandless, Columbus.
C. C. Hisel, Oklahoma
W. H. Lytle, Salem.
S. B. Foster
J. B. Reidy
T. E. Munce, Harrisburg.
E. A. Crossman...
T. E. Robinson, Provi-
W. K. Lewis
W. K. Lewis, Columbia.
J. O. Wilson
T. H. Ruth, Pierre.
H. L. Fry....
J. M. Jones, Nashville.
H. L. Darby
N. F. Williams, Fort
F. E. Murray
W. H. Hendricks, Salt
L. H. Adams. ...
Edward H. Jones, Mont-
R. E. Brookbank.
H. C. Givens, Richmond.
J. C. Exline
Robert Prior, Olympia.
H. M. Newton
John W. Smith, Charles-
Walter Wisnicky, Madi-
J. S. Healy
John T. Dallas
H. D. Port, Cheyenne.
2, 484, S98
2, 989, 945
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SUMMARY OF HOG-CHOLERA-CONTROL WORK, AUGUST, 1930
1 Fractions denote men devoting part time to the work.
ANTI-HOG-CHOLERA SERUM AND HOG-CHOLERA VIRUS PRODUCED
UNDER LICENSES, AUGUST, 1930
8 months ended August, 1930.
8 months ended August, 1929
93, 379, 981
104, 003, 135
553, 838, 513
717, 540, 826
73, 941, 264
62, 784, 387
437, 850, 388
504, 686, 451
85, 701, 626
76, 592, 805
548, 836, 805
595, 419, 802
9, 330, 482
7, 360, 523
46, 735, 022
45, 863, 960
16, 464, 819
154, 523, 913
LICENSES ISSUED FOR BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS, AUGUST, 1930
License No. 41 was issued August 6, 1930, to the Kinsley Laboratories, 400-406
New Centre Building, Fifteenth and Troost Avenue, Kansas City, Mo., and 211
Central Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas, for abortion bacterin (bovine) ; abortion
bacterin (equine) ; abortion mixed bacterin (swine) ; abortion vaccine (bovine) ;
anticanine-distemper serum; autogenous bacterin; canine-distemper antigen;
enteritis bacterin (swine); fowl-typhoid mixed bacterin; hemorrhagic-septicemia
bacterin; hemorrhagic-septicemia combined bacterin (avian); influenza mixed
bacterin (equine) ; keratitis mixed bacterin (bovine) ; mastitis mixed bacterin
(bovine) ; metritis mixed bacterin (bovine) ; mixed bacterin (avian) ; mixed bac-
terin (bovine) ; mixed bacterin (canine) ; mixed bacterin (swine) ; polyvalent
mixed bacterin (equine) ; pyaemic-arthritis mixed bacterin (equine) ; staphylo-
coccus combined bacterin (canine) ; streptococcus bacterin (equine) ; white-scour
mixed bacterin (bovine).
License No. 52 was issued August 19, 1930, to the Cutter Laboratory, Fourth
and Parker Streets, Berkeley, Calif., for B.-abortus bacterin (equine).
License No. 52 was issued August 23, 1930, to the Cutter Laboratory, Fourth
and Parker Streets, Berkeley, Calif., for anaerobic antitoxins.
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License No. 112 was issued August 14, 1930, to the Fort Dodge Serum Co.,
600}^ Central Avenue, and 2 miles from city in Douglas Township, Fort Dodge,
Iowa, for fowl-pox vaccine.
License No. 158 was issued August 2, 1930, to the Globe Laboratories, Fostepco
Heights, near Fort Worth, Tex., for abortion bacterin (bovine); abortion mixed
bacterin (swine); anti-hog-cholera serum; autogenous bacterin; blackleg aggressin;
blackleg bacterin; calf-scour mixed bacterin; chicken-pox vaccine; enteritis mixed
bacterin (swine); fowl-typhoid mixed bacterin; hemorrhagic-septicemia aggressin;
hemorrhagic-septicemia bacterin; hemorrhagic-septicemia bacterin (avian); hog-
cholera virus; influenza mixed bacterin (equine) ; keratitis mixed bacterin (bovine) ;
mastitis mixed bacterin (bovine) ; mixed bacterin (avian) ; mixed bacterin (bovine) ;
mixed bacterin (canine) ; mixed bacterin (equine) ; mixed bacterin (ovine) ; mixed
bacterin (rabbits) ; mixed bacterin (swine) ; navel-ill mixed bacterin (equine) ; roup
LICENSES TERMINATED, AUGUST, 1930
License No. 41, dated March 16, 1929, issued to the Kinsley Laboratories,
Kansas City, Mo., was terminated August 6, 1930, and a new license of the same
number issued August 6, 1930, as indicated above. This terminates license for
canine distemper bacterin.
License No. 158, issued to Globe Laboratories, Fort Worth, Tex., June 16,
1924, Julv 17, 1924, November 29, 1924, March 8, 1927, June 7, 1927, October 8,
1927, April 20, 1929, July 9, 1929, September 26, 1929, and April 29, 1930, were
terminated August 2, 1930, and a new license of the same number issued August 2,
1930, as indicated above. This terminates license for abortion bacterin (equine);
abortion mixed bacterin (equine) ; abortion vaccine (bovine) ; bacillus brochisep-
ticum bacterin (canine); canine distemper mixed bacterin; coli bacterin (bovine);
and streptococcus bacterin (equine).
USE OF MAILS FOR TRANSPORTATION OF BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS
The department on September 4, 1930, addressed a letter to the Postmaster
General, Washington, D. C, as follows:
I have the honor to bring to your attention a copy of the virus-serum-toxin act (37 Stat. 832), approved
March 4, 1913, the test of which will be found in inclosed B. A. I. Order No. 276, which deals with the
preparation, transportation, and importation of viruses, serums, toxins, and analogous products intended
for use in the treatment of domestic animals. The act prohibits the importation of such products unless the
importer holds a permit from this department.
It has come to our attention that these products, and for which no permit has been issued, are occasionally
received in this country through the mails. Since they are potentially dangerous, and therefore may be
the means of introducing diseases nonexistent in the United States, this department will very much appre-
ciate any action that may be taken by your department, with the view of better controlling the importation
of viruses, serums, toxins, or analogous products intended for use in the treatment of domestic animals.
May I suggest that whenever a postmaster receives a package containing any of these products or cultures
or organisms used in their preparation the matter be brought to the attention of a local inspector of the
United States Bureau of Animal Industry, if there be any with whom he may communicate; and, if not,
that the matter be brought to the attention of this office?
Under date of September 10, 1930, the Second Assistant Postmaster General
replied as follows:
The Postmaster General has asked me to acknowledge your letter of September 4 relative to transporta-
tion in the mails of certain products which violate the virus-serum-toxin act of March 4, 1913. The matter
will have attention, and postmasters will be instructed to report the receipt of mails containing the pro-
hibited articles as outlined in the last paragraph of your letter.
Inspectors in charge are instructed to assist postmasters in whatever manner
seems required by local conditions with the view of preventing importations of
veterinary biologic products in any manner except by an importer holding a
permit from the Secretary, as required by the virus-serum-toxin law (37 Stat.
832). All irregularities in this respect should be brought to the attention of the
bureau before disposal of the products has been made.
In accordance with the provisions of B. A. I. Order 309, governing the inter-
state movement of livestock, the bureau has granted permission to Barker, Moore
& Mein Co., of Philadelphia, Pa., for the distribution and use of "Sherwin-
Williams 50% Cresol Solution," under the name of "Barker's Saponified Cresol
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Solution " in the general disinfection of cars, yards, and other premises. Barker's
saponified cresol solution is identical with Sherwin-Williams 50 per cent cresol
solution, manufactured by the Sherwin-Williams Co., of Chicago, 111.
CALENDARS FOR 1931
Officers in charge and individuals reporting direct to Washington will please
indicate in their stores requ ; sitions for December 1 orders for the wall calendars
that they will require for the year 1931. One wall calendar should be sufficient
for each room occupied as office or laboratory, and orders should be for minimum
The bureau has discontinued the purchase of desk-calendar pads and stands for
field stations. However, stations now equipped with such stands may procure
pads for the same for 1931 by ordering on their stores requisitions for December 1
the number required, indicating the make of the stand for which intended — that
is, whether Gem, Handy, Daily, etc. These calendars and pads may not be
forwarded with the other supplies ordered on such requisitions, but an effort will
be made to get them to the stations before the first of the new j'ear.
In this connection attention is called to the notice headed "Advertising matter
not allowed in Government offices," In Service and Regulatory Announcements
for November, 1915, page 127.
PROCEEDINGS UNDER PACKERS AND STOCKYARDS ACT
Docket No. 316. In re Meridian Union Stock Yards, market agency, Meridian,
Miss. On July 9, 1930, the Acting Secretary issued an inquiry and notice, alleg-
ing violations of the act by failure of respondent to execute and maintain i reason-
able bond to secure the performance of its obligations. On July 25, 1930, the
respondent acknowledged service of the order of inquiry, admitted the truth of
the matters and things alleged, and waived a hearing. On September 15, 1930,
the respondent was suspended from registration as a market agency for six months,
with leave during said period to apply for revocation of this suspension upon
showing satisfactory to the Secretary of Agiiculture that it has filed a reasonable
bond to suitable trustees to secure the performance of its obligations as such
market agency, and has filed with the Bureau of Animal Industry at Washington,
D. C, a fully executed duplicate of said bond. The respondent was also ordered
to cease and desist from doing business as a market agency without executing
and maintaining a reasonable bond to suitable trustees to secure the performance
of its obligations incurred as such market agency and without having on file with
the Bureau of Animal Industry a fully executed duplicate of such bond or of
some other satisfactory plan of guaranty.
Docket No. 317. In re Keys Commission Co., market agency, St. Louis Na-
tional Stock Yards, National Stock Yards, 111. On July 24, 1930, the Acting
Secretary of Agriculture issued an inquiry and notice, alleging violation of the
act by failure of respondent to execute and maintain a reasonable bond to secure
the performance of its obligations. On August 12, 1930, respondent arranged
with W E. Hilton & Co., a registered market agency at said stockyards, to clear
its business as a market agency m h'eu of filing a bond, and that such arrangement
for clearance is on file with the Bureau of Animal Industry. On August 25, 1930,
the respondent acknowledged service of the order of inquiry, admitted the truth
of the matters and things therein alleged, and waived a hearing thereon. On
September 4, 1930, the respondent was ordered to cease and desist from doing
business as a market agency without executing and maintaining a reasonable
bond to suitable trustees to secure the performance of its obligations incurred as
such market agency and without having on file with the Bureau of Animal In-
dustry at Washington, D. C, a fully executed duplicate of such bond, or of some
other satisfactory plan of guaranty.
82 BUREAU OF ANIMAL, INDUSTRY [September,
RESULTS OF PROSECUTIONS FOR VIOLATIONS OF LAWS
Penalties and fines have been imposed in prosecutions for violations of regu-
latory laws, as reported to the bureau, as follows:
Twenty-Eight Hour Law
New York Central Railroad Co. (two cases), $200 penalties.
Northern Pacific Railway Co., $100 penalty.
Pennsylvania Railroad Co. (four cases), $400 penalties.
Southern Railway Co., $100 penalty.
Livestock Quarantine Law
Lawrence Randle, Mendon, 111., $100 fine for shipping 85 cattle from Minne-
sota to Illinois without prior tuberculin test.
C. B. Nixon, Sumterville, Ala., $50 fine for moving 115 cattle from Mississippi
to Alabama without prior tuberculin test.
Meat Inspection Law
The following were fined $50 each for offering unsound meat for interstate
shipment: Charles W. Capwell and George Yett, St. Albans, Vt., and Charles
Durham, Swanton, Vt.
NEW PUBLICATIONS OF THE BUREAU
[The bureau keeps no mailing list for sending publications to individual employees but sends copies to
officers in charge of stations and offices. These publications should be regarded as notification copies.
So far as possible additional copies will be furnished on request.]
Technical Bulletin No. 202. Toxic Effect of St. Johnswort (Hypericum perfo-
ratum) on Cattle and Sheep. By C. Dwight Marsh and A. B. Clawson, Patho-
logical Division. Pp. 24, figs. 4.
Circular No. 126. Pathological Conditions Ascribed to Nematodes in Poultry.
By Eloise B. Cram, Zoological Division. Pp. 11, figs. 6.
Circular No. 140. Handling Livestock During Drought. By E. W. Sheets
and William Jackson, Animal Husbandry Division. Pp. 12.
Farmers' Bulletin No. 779 (revised). How to Select a Sound Horse. By H. H.
Reese, Animal Husbandry Division (resigned). Pp. 22, figs. 35.
Farmers' Bulletin No. 803 (revised). Horse-Breeding Suggestions for Farmers.
By H. H. Reese (resigned). Revised by J. O. Williams and S. R. Speelman,
Animal Husbandry Division. Pp. 18, figs. 9.
Farmers' Bulletin No. 1181 (revised). Raising Sheep on Temporary Pastures.
By F. R. Marshall and C. G. Potts, Animal Husbandry Division. Pp. 16, figs. 6.
Farmers' Bulletin No. 1057 (revised). Cattle-Fever Ticks and Methods of
Eradication. By W. P. Ellenberger, Field Inspection Division, and Robert M.
Chapin, Biochemic Division. Pp. 27, figs. 9.
Farmers' Bulletin No. 767 (revised). Goose Raising. By Alfred R. Lee,
Animal Husbandry Division. Pp. 14, figs. 10.
Vitamin G in Certain Meats and Meat By-Products. In Journal of Agricul-
tural Research, vol. 41, No. 3, August 1, 1930. Key No. A-140.
Amendment to B. A. I. Order No. 324, declaring names of counties placed in
modified accredited areas for tuberculosis. P. 1 (mimeographed).
1930] SERVICE AND REGULATORY ANNOUNCEMENTS S3
ORGANIZATION OF THE BUREAU OF ANIMAL INDUSTRY
Chief: John R. Mohler.
Associate Chief: U. G. Houck.
Assistant Chief: A. W. Miller.
Administrative Assistant: Charles C. Carroll.
Chief Clerk: J. R. Cohran.
Assistant to Chief: D. S. Burch.
Animal Husbandry Division: E. W. Sheets, chief.
Biochemic Division: M. Dorset, chief.
Division of Hog-Cholera Control: U. G. Houck, chief.
Division of Virus-Serum Control: D. I. Skidmore, chief.
Field Inspection Division: G. W. Pope, chief.
Meat Inspection Division: R. P. Steddom, chief.
Packers and Stockyards Division: A. W. Miller, chief.
Pathological Division: John S. Buckley, chief.
Tick Eradication Division: R. A. Ramsay, chief.
Tuberculosis Eradication Division: A. E. Wight, chief.
Zoological Division: Maurice C. Hall, chief.
Experiment Station: W. E. Cotton, superintendent.
Office of Accounts: George F. Tucker, in charge.
Office of Personnel: George H. Russell, in charge.
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